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The Ecclesbourne School

The Ecclesbourne School
Motto Integrity Tenacity Service
Established 1957
Headteacher Mr.James McNamara [1]

Wirksworth Road

DE56 4GS
England Coordinates: 52°59′09″N 1°29′30″W / 52.9857°N 1.4916°W / 52.9857; -1.4916

Local authority Derbyshire
DfE URN Ofsted Reports
Students 1,455
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses 4
Slogan Learning Together For The Future

The Ecclesbourne School is a secondary school with academy status situated in Duffield, Derbyshire, England. It is one of the most in-demand secondary schools in Derbyshire[2][3] and has been awarded the top grade 'Outstanding' in its past four Ofsted inspections.[4]


Since opening in 1957 as a small county grammar school in the grounds of Duffield Hall, The Ecclesbourne School has had a varied organisational history. It became a co-educational 11 – 19 comprehensive school in 1976, grant maintained in 1990 and a Foundation School in 2001. Central Government recognised its excellence in 1999 by awarding ‘Beacon’ status. The School was successful in its bid to become part of the ‘Specialist School’ programme when it was awarded Technology College status in 2001. The school has been involved in a Leading Edge Partnership since 2003; at first in the South East Derbyshire Secondary Schools Improvement Partnership, but now is focused on collaborative work with John Flamsteed Community School. The school has been awarded the Careermark twice (2004 and 2008), the Sportsmark in 2004, and was one of only two schools in Derbyshire to receive the ‘Health Promoting Schools’ award.

In 2011 the school controversially became an academy which caused a two day strike by some teachers.[5]

GCSE & A Level Results

The Ecclesbourne School attained the highest GCSE results for the whole of Derbyshire for a non-private school. 91% of the students got at least 5 GCSES in grades A*-C. Also, as of 2012, 96% of all the students taking their A-Levels at the sixth form got at least 3 A-Levels.

Extracurricular activities

Student groups and activities include charity fund raising, choir, debating, drama, environmental teams, instrumental music ensembles, orchestra, mock trials, Duke of Edinburgh award and young enterprise.

Sports include athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-county, football, hockey, netball, rugby, squash, swimming and tennis. The Under-14 hockey team won the national title in 2004.[6]

Notable students


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